Triant Opens New Sales Channel to Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia with Kromax International Corporation

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - Triant (TSX: TNT) reports that it has signed a
contract with Kromax International Corporation to serve as its sales agent for
Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia. Kromax has been representing the world's
leading suppliers of semiconductor, LCD and solar manufacturing equipment and
materials for more than 20 years. With offices in Taiwan (Taipei, Hsin Chu,
Taichung and Tainan), China (Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou and Shenzhen),
Singapore and Malaysia (Penang), Kromax and its staff of over 200
professionals has established a reputation for quality sales backed by prompt
professional service. Kromax gives Triant a strong Asian partner dedicated to
expanding the market for Triant's ModelWare Fault Detection and Classification
(FDC) software. At the same time, Triant gives Kromax leading edge fab-wide
software to strengthen Kromax role as an integrated solution provider.
    Triant recognizes that Southeast Asia is a key growth market for
semiconductor and LCD manufacturing and is currently active pursuing several
significant business opportunities with the assistance of Kromax.
    Robert Heath, President & CEO of Triant commented, "We are delighted to
work with such a professional and proven sales agent as Kromax. Triant has
developed a strong base of customers in Japan, Korea and China over the past
few years that are supported locally with software maintenance, 'man-on-site'
and systems integration resources. There is now a good market opportunity for
us to leverage this success by extending our presence to Southeast Asia with
the assistance of Kromax."

    About Kromax

    Kromax represents the leading semiconductor/flat panel/solar equipment
manufacturers and material suppliers in the Asian market since 1987. With
offices in Taiwan, Singapore and China, it has established a broad customer
base throughout the region with excellent reputation for quality sales and
prompt service support. Kromax has the experience and expertise to sell and
service high-tech equipments to customers anywhere in those regions. More
information about Kromax is available via the Internet at

    About Triant

    Triant develops and deploys equipment health monitoring and advanced
fault detection solutions. Our primary focus is currently the global
semiconductor industry where we provide innovative software solutions that
enable our customers to improve yield and throughput in their highly
sophisticated semiconductor manufacturing plants. To address the market
opportunity in the semiconductor industry, we have developed ModelWare(R), a
complete equipment health monitoring and advanced fault detection software
solution. Leading semiconductor companies are using ModelWare to improve their
competitive advantage in manufacturing integrated circuits. Triant's ModelWare
product is a commercially available, real-time equipment health monitoring and
advanced fault detection software solution aimed primarily at the
semiconductor industry. ModelWare is the result of many years of experience
Triant has in the development, deployment and application of these types of
software solutions. More information about Triant is available via the
Internet at

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
various risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ
materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a
result of numerous factors that may be beyond the Company's control.
Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the
Company's management on the date the statements are made.

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For further information:

For further information: Robert Heath, President & CEO,  Triant, Mark
Stephens, CFO & Corporate Secretary, Triant, Triant Holdings Inc., (604)

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